Data and metadata developed within research projects is an invaluable scholarly output with long-term value. Publicly disseminating curated research data/metadata is an important aspect of scientific reproducibility 1, 2. Importantly, research data collected today can often provide the unexpected foundation for future research and science.
All federal research funding agencies (e.g. NSF, NIH, USDA, DOE, etc.) require that detailed and prescriptive data management plans are submitted along with grant proposals. Most funders require that research projects funded by taxpayers make data products accessible and reusable to both the research community and general public on a persistent basis and within a reasonable timeframe. Most funders now expect that research data will be published within a public data repository which embraces the FAIR Principles.
RCDS provides assistance with curated research data management, helping researchers with the establishment, storage, and curation of quality data and metadata. RCDS manages UI’s official FAIR data repository and maintains and cultivates connections to relevant national and international data repositories - making your project data FAIR and persistent.
Funding agencies require that proposals contain a detailed data management plan. If you include RCDS services in your research proposal, we encourage you to contact RCDS early in the proposal development process. We can help draft a compelling and complete data management plan and assist with relevant aspects of the proposal development process.
Funding agencies increasingly require a proposal to contain a data management plan. If you plan to include RCDS services in your research protocol, we encourage you to contact RCDS early in the proposal development process. We can help draft a data management plan, assist with proposal development, and supply a cost estimate for any proposed work.